Virginia Beach, a coastal city in Southeastern Virginia, resides where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Virginia is a four-season state. August days can be on the average hot and humid, while January days can be cold and dry. The change in temperature with the change in seasons and high humidity means extended use of home systems like the AC unit, central heating, and electric system. Long term use of home appliances and systems in Virginia Beach homes can be a risk for normal wear and tear causing unexpected mechanical breakdowns.

On average, it rains or snows in Virginia for about 110 days each year. East of I-95, the Potomac/Rappahannock/York/James Rivers and their tributaries drain to the Chesapeake Bay, providing plenty of water to evaporate in the summer sunshine. Humidity is high in Tidewater during the summer. Before air conditioning emerged in the 1930’s, the best way for Virginians to escape the heat was to retreat to mountain resorts. If your central heating system, AC unit, or electrical system experiences a mechanical failure due to normal wear and tear, having protection from an expensive repair or replacement is essential because a delay can make living conditions in the home very uncomfortable for everyone, and even unsafe.

One of the best ways to protect home appliances and systems in Virginia Beach is to obtain a Home Service Agreement that’s flexible, affordable, and from a trusted provider, American Residential. A home service agreement helps protect a homeowner from the high costs of unforeseen mechanical failures of their covered appliances and home systems due to normal wear and tear. The Plan provides licensed, pre-screened, prequalified service technicians to assess the situation. If the problem is due to normal wear and tear or mechanical failure and if it is a covered item, then the appliance or system will be repaired or replaced within the terms and conditions of the plan.

Customers in Virginia Beach with an American Residential Warranty Home Services Agreement receive excellent customer service, available 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-a-week. We also provide immediate service for emergency issues and we will respond to a request for service within 24-48 hours. Customers can select their own service providers or choose between ARW’s larger network of licensed, pre-screened and pre-qualified technicians. By having a Virginia Beach appliance protection plan, it will ensure that when a problem does occur due to normal wear and tear on a home system or appliance, it can be quickly and properly resolved without causing financial and personal distress.

Home & Lifestyle in Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach is a resort city with miles of beaches and hundreds of hotels, motels, and restaurants along its oceanfront. It is the most populous city in Virginia and the 41st most populous city in the nation. In 2016, the population of Virginia Beach was estimated to be 437 thousand.

Virginia Beach is best known for its tourism but the military and agribusiness sectors contribute to the city’s economy. The city’s economy also has a large retail component at places such as Lynnhaven Mall. Major companies headquartered in Virginia Beach include Amerigroup, the Christian Broadcasting Network, Operation Blessing International, and Stihl (American headquarters). Other major employers include GEICO, VT and Navy Exchange Service Command.

Virginia Beach is a premier oceanfront vacation destination on the Atlantic Ocean offering miles of beaches, hundreds of accommodations and restaurants, many festivals and attractions, and more. Tourism produces a large share of the City’s economy. The three-mile boardwalk is only part of what makes the Resort Area so popular. From Croatan Beach to the south all the way up to the North End beaches, tourists enjoy wonderful dining, unique shops and a laid-back beach life. Hotels not only line the oceanfront but also are gathered around Virginia Beach Town Center and other parts of the city. There are many eco-adventures companies, which offer tours on the land and on the water.

Virginia Beach is mainly served by the Norfolk International Airport (IATA: ORF, ICAO: KORF, FAA LID: ORF), which is now the region’s major commercial airport. Seven airlines provide nonstop services to twenty-five destinations. Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport also provides commercial air service for the Hampton Roads area. The Chesapeake Regional Airport provides general aviation services and is located five miles outside the city limits. Virginia Beach is served by Amtrak through the Norfolk and Newport News stations, via connecting buses.

Virginia continues to rely on traditional energy sources like coal and nuclear power to generate electrical energy. The two forms of energy that households consume the highest are electricity and utility gas. They account for nearly 60% and 35% of the total house heating fuel consumption. Virginia established a Voluntary Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to encourage investor-owned utilities to procure a portion of the electricity sold in Virginia from renewable energy resources.

You could be losing thousands on home repairs without a home warranty plan. Customize your plan with ARW today.